Media Release: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Presto introduces stunning HD
Announces support for AirPlay
Launches new Mobile Tablet App
More than 2500 hours of hit movies and TV now streaming in HD on Presto with new HD content being added daily
Presto today announced subscribers now have access to stream a massive library of its premium TV and movie programming in crisp high-definition (HD) with more than 2500 hours available and more being added each day.
The news comes as the premium subscription on demand (SVOD) provider also announced support for AirPlay for Apple devices and launched a new updated mobile and tablet application.
From today Presto subscribers can access a constantly growing selection of movies and TV in stunning HD from a number of supported devices which include select Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, 2012 – 2015 model Samsung Smart TVs, Google Chromecast and now, Apple TV using AirPlay on iPhones and iPads.
Presto will also be a launch partner for Telstra’s new Telstra TV service on Roku expected to launch soon. Presto is also well advanced with its expansion plans for additional smart TVs and games consoles and is expected to make further announcements on these and other devices soon.
Presto HD streams up to 1080P and uses an adaptive bitrate to ensure the best quality video for a given internet connection while providing a smooth streaming experience. Viewing on Presto is unmetered for Telstra Bigpond residential subscribers and Foxtel Broadband subscribers.
Presto’s new mobile and tablet app adds great new features including: Watchlist access, letting subscribers keep track of favourites and view on the go; Play-Next-Episode functionality, which screens the next show in a series; Parental Control and Registered Devices View, so subscribers can review ratings settings and devices on the go. This combined with Presto’s new HD and 5.1 Surround Sound support are all wrapped in a new, sleek user interface providing an improved user experience for subscribers.
“Presto customers have enjoyed streaming our great movies and drama since launch, but feedback has consistently shown a strong desire for HD,” said Shaun James, Interim CEO, Presto.
“Today we’re thrilled to say HD has landed and landed in force on multiple screens, including support for AirPlay on Apple TV. We’ve been trialling our HD streams for several weeks and many savvy customers who discovered our early HD content were suitably impressed with what they saw. We will launch with more than 2500 hours of HD and intend to quickly update the remainder of our content to make it available in HD. This is great news for Telstra residential Bigpond customers and Foxtel Broadband customers who will have unmetered access to Presto’s HD content.
“Presto is also delighted to make AirPlay available for our customers using iOS devices and we have also updated our mobile and tablet app, adding a range of fantastic new features which will be most noticeable to those using tablets.
“We are committed to continuing to innovate the Presto service and we have a lot more great announcements still to come.”
HD support on Presto comes just as a host of great new programing has arrived on Presto, which adds to an already stellar line up of quality movies and TV.
Joining Presto TV and Presto Entertainment this month is MR. ROBOT, one of the hottest and most buzzworthy TV shows of the moment, which has had its Australian television premiere first on Presto. Described as “The Social Network meets Occupy Wall Street”, MR. ROBOT has already won widespread critical acclaim – rated “A” (Entertainment Weekly), the “most buzzworthy new show” (Ad Age), “a modern classic” (www.forbes.com), “one of the best shows of the summer” (www.nerdist.com) and “damn near perfect” (www.cinemablend.com).
In addition, Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers will have access to watch all three seasons of Mrs. Brown’s Boys as well as two Mrs. Brown’s Boys specials; the multi-award winning American comedy series 30 Rock (seven seasons) and Parks and Recreation (five seasons initially); as well as the critically acclaimed dramas Grimm and Heroes.
For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a free 30-day trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.